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This script is now part of blender, therefore the script has been removed from svn ( see forum link above ). To enable the script in recent blender versions, start blender in debug mode ('blender --debug').

Index Visualiser
Display indices in the 3d-view
UI location Group: 3d view
Version 2.6.12 Author(s) Crouch
Blender 2.6.0 Rev:#42181 License GPL

Executable information
File name
Current version download Updated addon for Blender 2.65 and above in case you don't wanna use the built-in feature:



  • Put the script in \\.blender\scripts\addons.
  • In User Preferences you can see the Add-Ons menu.
  • You can activate the script here.
  • The script will now show up in the properties panel of the 3d view in the Mesh Display tab.


Scripts manual index visualiser.jpg

How to use

  • Select an object and enter Editmode (tab-key)
  • Display the properties panel (N-key)
  • Go to the Mesh Display tab, it helps to fold the tabs above it
  • Press the 'Visualise indices button'


  • Visualise indices - this toggles whether the indices are shown or not (press once to activate, press again to de-activate)
  • Vertices / Edges / Faces - determines of which group(s) to show the indices
  • Selected only - If toggled, only indices of selected verts/edges/faces are shown
  • Live - If toggled, the indices will be automatically update, disabling can speed up performance.

If you change the mesh (selection) in edit-mode with Live option disabled, the indices won't automatically update. You'll have to tab in and out of object mode. This was done to improve the speed of the script.